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We regret to announce that from now on discussion of or pertaining to Dr’s associated with or procedures unique to Phallocare/SLE are forbidden of the forum and will be deleted.

 It is immensely disappointing to us that we feel that we have to take this step and there is indeed a sad irony to it, as Phalloboards was initially set up in part as a response to censorship observed on another PE forum.

 Men join our forums to learn about, share experiences of, and exchange views on all facets of Penis Enlargement and to get the most out of this experience we believe it is of paramount importance that our members are free to discuss the full spectrum of methods and practitioners, with confidence of doing so in an impartial environment. Therefore we can assure you all that this decision, which goes totally against the ethos of the board, was not taken lightly. However, had we not done so, we strongly believe the impartial nature of the board, which is our most important feature, would have been compromised more greatly had we not done so.

We will make details available to PhalloBoards in Part 2 of this posting as to why we made this decision. There you will find a fuller explanation of why we've made this decision. You will of course be free to post comments on the subject.



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Phalloboards was born out of frustration due to obvious bias and censorship found on another penis enlargement forum, known as MyNewSize.  The owner of that board, Chad Hedman, benefited financially from associations with certain Dr’s, who were promoted unscrupulously. Some of the unethical tactics routinely used on the MyNewSize forum included fake user accounts run by forum administrators, fake before and after pictures which often weren’t the results of the specific procedures actually being advertised, fake testimonials, and extreme censorship in which any post that deviated from the forum’s objective of building a seemingly flawless track record of their promoted doctor would be deleted. Many men were tricked into making poor choices on what they believed to be genuine positive testimony.

In addition to the extremely deceitful promotion of their doctors and surgical procedures, many men were also ripped off by Chad Hedman as there were countless accounts of customers purchasing penis enlargement products, sending payment, and never receiving their merchandise or a refund. Some even send down payments for thousands of dollars towards Phalloplasty surgery only to lose the money.

To read more about Chad Hedman and how he ran MyNewSize, please click of the links below:

https://www.thundersplace.org/penis-enlargement/surgical-penis-enlargement-mini-forum-penis-surgery-27.html

http://www.mattersofsize.com/forum/penis-enlargement-forum/50109-mynewsize-members-must-read-just-banned-for-writing-the-truth.html

Here are some links that detail some of Chad’s criminal history, including his recent indictment for drug trafficking and a previous conviction, including jail time, for burglary.

Chad Hedman, 37, of Augusta was indicted on one count of Class B unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs and illegal importation of schedule W drugs, and one count of Class C unlawful possession of a schedule W drug on Sept. 25 in Wiscasset.

http://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/grand-jury-indictments-tax-evasion-burglary-domestic-violence-assault-more/45090

Chad L. Hedman, 20, Stockholm, burglary, three years in jail, all but 120 days suspended, two years probation; two additional counts burglary, one charge theft, 120 days on each count to be served concurrently with first burglary charge.

http://archive.bangordailynews.com/1998/02/06/courts-3853/

Chad L. Hedman, 27, Bucksport, operating vehicle while license suspended or revoked, $200.

http://archive.bangordailynews.com/2005/04/30/courts-1926/

Basically, he’s certainly not the kind of individual who should be involved in the medical community. His history of dishonesty in terms of how he ran his forum and criminal activity should be more than enough for any ethical enterprise to not want anything to do with him. I’m sure you can all understand why at Phalloboards we are loathed to help promote him or anyone he is associated with in any way.

However, despite his past, the owner of Phallocare, a surgical broker known as Dan Salas, has teamed up with Chad to form a new company called Surgical Life Enhancement. This isn’t as surprising as it may seem, as Dan Salas’s own history in the surgical enlargement business is also pretty murky. He was partners with Chad years ago and participated in the deceit that went on at MyNewSize, and has worked with numerous surgeons over the years, often for very short periods of time, and doesn’t seem to care if they are actually any good at what they do or even what their background is.

He started off in the 1990’s working with Gary Rheinschild, who butchered numerous guys until he finally lost his medical license.  Dan was one of the witnesses that testified against Dr. Rheinschild to the CA Medical Board, yet he had no problem at all working with him for all those years and being complicit in the butcher jobs being done, so long as he received his cut of the money.

https://www.wackbag.com/threads/eccentric-california-doctor-rheinschild-accused-of-botched-penis-enlargements.113177/

https://www.thundersplace.org/penis-enlargement-basics/my-rheinschild-surgery-experience-must-read.html

See how Dan changed his mind to suit his wallet here:

https://www.thundersplace.org/penis-enlargement-basics/confused-about-dan-salas-and-phallocare.html?&highlight=rheinschild

He then worked with Dr Krakovsky, who is neither a plastic surgeon or urologist, but a cardiologist from Russia, who was taught by Rheinchild, so it should have been of zero surprise to Dan Salas that he damaged a lot of guys, ironically including Chad Hedman (read about what happed to Chad here: https://www.thundersplace.org/penis-enlargement/surgical-penis-enlargement-mini-forum-penis-surgery-27.html .)

After splitting with Krakovsky he then went to work with Rodney Barron, who has a past that screams “avoid me at all costs,”

https://cases.justia.com/new-york/other-courts/2005-ny-slip-op-30463-u.pdf?ts=1323905560

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Dr-Rodney-Barron/Beverly-Hills-California-90210/Dr-Rodney-Barron-Rodney-Stephens-Barron-The-Barron-Centers-thebarroncenterscom-Dr-Ro-792218

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/30/local/la-me-doctors-20101030

https://www.thundersplace.org/penis-enlargement/surgical-penis-enlargement-mini-forum-penis-surgery-6.html#post493968

Quite astonishingly those things didn’t seem to bother Dan Salas.

He then went on to work with with Dr Knight, who managed to lose his medical license shortly after they started working together. But of course there was still enough time to leave a trail of poor results, which of course Dan profited from.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/surgery-288471-board-documents.html

https://www.thundersplace.org/penis-enlargement/surgical-penis-enlargement-mini-forum-penis-surgery-41.html

http://phalloboards.websitetoolbox.com/post/dr-solomon-penile-lengthening-surgery-7207085?pid=1285412315&highlight=knight

Dan now markets himself as a PMMA and surgical enlargement expert on his Phallocare website. Yet I’m not sure what criteria he uses to arrive at such a title. He has absolutely zero medical credential, he has never attended school to be a nurse or a surgical tech, and lacks even a single vocational certification of any kind. He has a history of working with Dr’s who provide poor results and knew absolutely nothing about PMMA prior to it becoming popular on Phalloboards. Yet he ranks himself as an “expert” on the subject, alongside the likes of Professor Lemperle. Somehow I doubt you’ll see Dan Salas’s research on PMMA pubmed!

Dan’s modus operandi is to find Dr’s who will allow him to recruit patients for them in order to get a commission, which will usually be pretty sizeable as he increases that cost of the procedures from what the Dr. was originally charging, quite significantly. For example, he is now working with Dr. Camacho Melo in TJ, who used to charge $2500 for the ligament cut, when our members first came across him. But now he charges $5500! This is comparable or even higher than the price most US based Dr’s charge, so Dan has to find reasons why members would pay the same to go to Mexico, or in the case of PMMA, pay more than it costs with far more experienced Dr’s.

To do this Dan plays on the naivety of his potential customers and has his Dr’s perform the surgery in a slightly different or “new” way that he claims is advantageous, though it never is and is often detrimental.

For example, he has Dr C-M performing PMMA and the lig cut when the penis is erect. This offers zero advantage and in the case of the lig cut is surely detrimental. For one thing it’s actually not easy to get the right dose of erectile medication on one’s first attempt and it would be hugely irresponsible to do anything more than a very conservative dose. So the chances are the penis won’t be properly erect during surgery anyway. The PMMA carrier absorbs over days, yet the induced erection will last a matter of hours. So it’s utterly pointless. As for erect lig cut, that makes zero sense. The ligs hold the penis up to the pubic bone and the idea is to release them, pulling the penis downwards. Yet an erection angles the penis upwards. It’s plainly absurd! When Dan was working with Dr. Knight they started using Permacol as an alternative to Bellorderm, yet it’s clearly an inferior product for girth enhancement. The only possible reason for using it was to make their procedure “stand out” as the latest and most up to date. Recently Phallocare and Surgery Life Enhancement has started offering a combination of Macrolane (a product it’s own manufacturers say shouldn’t be used in the penis) and PMMA, which makes no sense at all, but will undoubtedly sound intriguing to some, especially once there are volumes of fake testimonials and forum posts regarding these procedures


Obviously these procedures need aggressive marketing and that certainly isn’t going to happen on this message board, where Dan’s shenanigans have already been met with a short thrift. So he’s recruited Chad Hedman, and they have set up their own forum. Chad will flood the forum with shill accounts, whilst at the same time manipulating the google rankings, so it’s the first forum unsuspecting guys will come across. The forum has only existed for 2 months, only has 102 “members”, yet already frequently has over 1200 people viewing at one time. To put that in perspective, Phalloboards has nearly 7000 members, has been around for 4 years and yet the most people we’ve ever had viewing at once is 129! So it doesn’t take a genius to work out something very fishy is going with SLE. Obviously there is nothing we can do about that other than to warn members not to trust a single post you read at Surgery Life Enhancement or Phallocare.com and to make you aware of both Chad and Dan’s past, as we now have. 

However, since Chad Hedman has resurfaced, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in suspicious account activity on our forum. It’s getting to the point where policing this is becoming too time consuming for the volunteer moderation team to have to deal with. This more than anything was the determining factor in our decision to ban discussion of Dr’s represented by and procedures unique to Phallocare or Surgical Life Enhancement. If we simply ban discussion that could in anyway promote them or the procedures they offer, then they have little reason to shill our forum.

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This Policy Implementation was not an easy decision to make and required the unanimous consent of the Moderation team. The contents above were authored masterfully by our Senior Moderator Hoddle10 and revised by the Administrator Skeptical One. 


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Wow! Thank you guys so much for the service you provide for all of us.   Amazing write up.  Amazing board.  

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This is appreciated more than you know - all of this is. The work you and the mods do here really is one of the first of its kind. That's such a rare thing to have in this world that has had humans on it for hundereds of thousands of years and has so many humans doing so many different things on it. Being the first, or among the first to do anything is extremely rare. It really is selfless and I'm eternally greatful people like you and the rest of the mods/old school guys exist.

I've only donated once so far but will continue to do so. And if this site needs to become a paysite one day, you'll be damned straight I'll still be here (as will a shitload others). Hope the finances aren't still horrific as far as the donations are concerned...btw how much does it cost to run this place for one month, roughly?

Still so glad I ran into your posts one day over at Thunders, Determined2Gain [tongue]  For me, that place was an overcrowded path to nowhere (although it has its few gold nuggets sprinkled around here and there, and I'm thankful to those mods who run it). Nice people, but just too much bs floating around.
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Thanks SO. I appreciate your continued efforts to have this site be a true and unbiased resource for us. I am very grateful to have had this resource before my augmentation and am committed to staying to help support and guide those after. Thanks you for keeping an uncontaminated space. 
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From a personal point of view I'm delighted that SO has taken this stance. I was on the verge of getting the Elist Implant due to the posts on MyNewSize. There was always something not quite right about that place, but I was so desperate to have a big member that I allowed myself to believe what I was reading. Then there was the incident when the moderator removed the "Silicone Disaster" thread. Luckily for me that was enough to show me that the site was a complete con and nothing written there could be trusted. When I read about all the poor guys who had their penises so badly damaged by the Elist implant it reminds of what a lucky escape I had. No ethical medical practitioner should work with those guys.
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Thank you SO, I was about to schedule with them and I came across this doing research. I see the name Dan and Chad thrown around. So basically they put themselves out there, while you write under a "user name.". Just makes me skeptical about this piece. I understand the anonymity and appreciate it. Also, I'm surprised you didn't mention 8ball, previous owner of the "phallocaremaleenhancement project. From my research he is a good friend of the moderator "Hoddle 10.". He has been involved in phallocare since its origination. 8ball, even tries to steal MyNewSize sending Chad Hedman a bounced check for the company. He still has that check bank draft. One more question @ Skeptical One, this site "phalloboards" is given to potential patients of Luis Casavantes in his sales literature. What if any affiliation do you actually have with avante derma? You use a user name to write, I guess it would pretty difficult to connect you? Also, there is word of a lawsuit pertaining to Dr. Casavantes assistant, "wade" and inappropriate sexual contact, and sexual acts done to a PMMA patient. To my understanding Wade was suppose to be fired. But.. I read very recent email exchanges of Wade and new potential PMMA patients. Please clear some of this up for me and other men.
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@pmmapossibly, Dr Elist sent mynewsize a cease and desist pending lawsuit in 2009, later buying mns via his good friend Larry flynt from hustler (he's across the street from Elist office). And dismantled the site after a failed marketing attempt like you mention. Sounds like this Chad character really put himself on the line, not just online 4men. Wasn't mns the first place men had to discuss surgery?
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Thank you SO, I was about to schedule with them and I came across this doing research. I see the name Dan and Chad thrown around. So basically they put themselves out there, while you write under a "user name.". Just makes me skeptical about this piece. I understand the anonymity and appreciate it. Also, I'm surprised you didn't mention 8ball, previous owner of the "phallocaremaleenhancement project.  From my research he is a good friend of the moderator "Hoddle 10.". He has been involved in phallocare since its origination. 8ball,d even tries to steal MyNewSize sending Chad Hedman a bounced check for the company. He still has that check bank draft. One more question @ Skeptical One, this site "phalloboards" is given to potential patients of Luis Casavantes in his sales literature. What if any affiliation do you actually have with avante derma? You use a user name to write, I guess it would pretty difficult to connect you? Also, there is word of a lawsuit pertaining to Dr. Casavantes assistant, "wade" and inappropriate sexual contact, and sexual acts done to a PMMA patient. To my understanding Wade was suppose to be fired. But.. I read very recent email exchanges of Wade and new potential PMMA patients. Please clear some of this up for me and other men.


I know this is very alien concept to you, but SO and the mods run this forum without earning a single penny from it. We have zero affiliation with any Dr's and sell no products. We are totally impartial. You could reveal Dr Casavantes is a mass murderer and it wouldn't make any difference to us. The entire Avante Derma team could be arrested and thrown in jail for life and it wouldn't make the slightest bit of difference to any of us.

With that in mind, wouldn't you be better posing your questions directly to Avante Derma? We don't represent them or have any affiliation with them, so we can't really answer your questions. 

I see no evidence of 8-ball working with SLE or having any affiliation to them, so why would he be mentioned? It would be like mentioning StillWantMore or Dan Levine. They just aren't relevant.
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@pmmapossibly, Dr Elist sent mynewsize a cease and desist pending lawsuit in 2009, later buying mns via his good friend Larry flynt from hustler (he's across the street from Elist office). And dismantled the site after a failed marketing attempt like you mention. Sounds like this Chad character really put himself on the line, not just online 4men. Wasn't mns the first place men had to discuss surgery?


No, it wasn't, as you well know. 

Also, here is what one of the Mods at MNS had to say about working with Chad at MNS:

"Anyone remember Chad Hedman from mynewsize? Of course, many of us do. That's all he was. A surgery broker. I worked with him by taking many of the calls that came into the site and even participated in some of the "consultations" which were nothing more than 3-way calls/sales pitches with me, himself, and the potential patient on the line. I'm sure it's very tough to find 100% legit surgeons who are actually interested in the patient's outcome FIRST rather than the $$. 

I quit working with Chad when I started to realize (through accusatory voicemails on my line) that there was something fishy going on. Why were so many men calling and asking why they had not heard back from anyone after they had sent a down payment for their surgery and/or vacuum hangers or related products through pay-pal???"

http://phalloboards.websitetoolbox.com/post/penile-lengthening-help-please-5486533?trail=30

That doesn't sound like a guy putting himself on the line. That sounds like a guy trying to exploit others for his own personal gain. This is why we don't want him or any of his associates or affiliates discussed here. 
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Welcome.  Although you joined and made your first post an hour ago, you are clearly very knowledgeable of the history of the sites and the various players.  That is great!  We want all of our members to be well informed and knowledgeable of the players, pitfalls, peaks and valleys of this industry. 

I have to agree with Hoddle here.  This site is run strictly though donations from members and from the pockets of SO.  There is no affiliation with a doctor or clinic.  There is no payment to direct patients to a particular doctor and as such, allows the forum to remain open to the idea of different techniques and doctors.  And this site, SO, and the moderators pride themselves on allowing this to be a place to freely exchange information and experience.  

This was a tough call to make since this site is based on not censoring information like has happened at other sites leading to the detriment of trusting members.

What was decided was done so ultimately in an effort to protect the members of this site and not funnel them towards surgical brokerage with a questionable history.  Although it was a hard decision to make, it was ultimately the correct one.  My personal feelings are that patients should be very careful in listening to a surgical broker, SurgeryLifeEnhancement.com, for example (but certainly not the only broker out there). A surgical broker absolutely does not have the best interest of the patient at heart.  They are aligned with a doctor and are paid to funnel patients towards them.  Anything they say or do is to that end and is therefore not impartial.  

If Dr. Casavantes provides this site to his prospective patients, I think that is great.  That will help allow them to make a more informed decision, as there are experiences and outcomes from him that range the spectrum.  If you are insinuating that this site is paid to be affiliated and send patients to him, would it not then be in the best interest to remove the bad experiences and comments, leaving only neutral and positive ones?  I will applaud him for pointing potential patients to a site where they can read and see the possible outcomes and complications.  Kudos to him.

With regards to Wade and your rumor of this accusation, if he did something wrong, he absolutely should be held accountable.  But absolutely anything could happen to absolutely any doctor or clinic.  Like Hoddle said, it will not have any effect on this site.  And that is a good place to be.

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There are some very obvious threads you can read to see it's not affiliated w/ Dr. C or the mods would have deleted these threads (mine, in particular, has some adverse events).

Why are Dan & Chad still doing this? Haven't they run their course in this industry already?

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Also, there is word of a lawsuit pertaining to Dr. Casavantes assistant, "wade" and inappropriate sexual contact, and sexual acts done to a PMMA patient. To my understanding Wade was suppose to be fired.


What "sexual acts" could have taken place with someone's bloody penis on an exam table? 

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This is a serious accusation that Dr C's assitant attacked somebody.  Can anyone else confirm this.  Do they use sedation with some patients ? very scary if true.
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I would also like to know the source of the accusation that rikerthat mentioned.  And Dr. Casavantes performs his pmma under local anethesia.  No sedation.




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This is a serious accusation that Dr C's assitant attacked somebody.  Can anyone else confirm this.  Do they use sedation with some patients ? very scary if true.


Yes...let's take seriously the accusation made by a member who's first post sounds extremely distraught that SLE has been discounted and disregarded. I mean, sure, it's possible something sinister happened but... are we really willing to accept a rumor from such a dubious source?

Better yet...is that the best you could muster on a response to this thread? Bigben, have you no shame?

@rikerthat

I'm pretty sure everything that has to be said has been said. That said, go home.

@Forum Readers

Don't like our position? Well go make your own forum, it seems my willingness to genuinely care for the welfare of our membership/readers means little-to-nothing to some.

Counting the days till I pull the plug on this site, just need a few more thankless cowards. And when this site's gone, you'll be wishing places like SLE had Moderation that gave a damn. Because members like Riker & Bigben cheapen whatever discussion there is to be had.


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